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Sailing through Halong Bay

Located in Northern Vietnam is Ha Long Bay which is the country's most famous attraction.  Ha Long can be best translated as bay of descending dragons which probably does justice to its amazing scenery in the South China sea. The views across Ha Long Bay are amazing and there is little to compare it to as the feeling of being on sea and the rock formations which stick out are like mountains is quite surreal. The way most people get to see Ha Long Bay is on a two or three day trip from Hanoi. Almost every hotel and all travel agencies offer this tour and it is worth while to shop around as prices vary considerably. Apparently the quality of each tour does vary so as well and is not directly linked to how much you pay for it. The drive to Ha Long bay takes about four hours after which you get on a junk and visit the Bay. Most tours include a tour through to one of the caves. These caves are lighted in different colors bring out their natural feature better. After the cave you sail through the bay with all of its majestic scenery and offers many opportunities to take postcard perfect pictures. The one thing to do on the boat is to relax and then cruise along. During the night many of the junks gather together in the same place. Depending on the tour you have booked there is some kayaking or hiking on a island involved. You will have to be a bit lucky with the weather as it is quite variable and can change form overcast to sunny in a short amount of time. Ha Long Bay is definitely one of the most special places in the world and if you are in Hanoi, an excursion to Ha Long should not be missed.


Halong Bay travel photo gallery

 



First view of Ha Long Bay.

First view of Ha Long Bay.

 



Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay scenery.

 
Waterfront of the Thien Cung grotto.

Waterfront of the Thien Cung grotto.

 


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Arriving at the caves of Ha Long Bay.

Arriving at the caves.

 



Harbor for visiting the caves.

Harbor for visiting the caves.

 
Thien Cung grotto, Ha Long Bay.

Colored rocks in the Thien Cung grotto.

 



Thien Cung grotto.

Thien Cung grotto.

 
Thien Cung grotto.

Thien Cung grotto.

 
Boats in front of the Thien Cung grotto.

Boats in front of the Thien Cung grotto.

 
The view on the harbor from the exit of the Tien Cung grotto.

The view on the harbor from the exit of the Tien Cung grotto.

 
Views of Ha Long Bay.

Views of Ha Long Bay.

 
Karst mountains.

Karst mountains.

 
Karst mountains of Ha Long Bay.

Karst mountains.

 
View of Ha Long Bay.

View of Ha Long Bay.

 
Sailing along Ha Long Bay.

Sailing along.

 
Scenery surrounding Ha Long Bay.

Scenery surrounding the Bay.

 
Trees growing on the karst mountains.

Trees growing on the karst mountains.

 
Expansive views of Ha Long Bay.

Expansive views.

 
Gulf of Tonkin.

Gulf of Tonkin.

 
Typical views of Ha Long Bay.

Typical views.

 
Ha Long Bay scenery.

Scenery.

 
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay.

 
Karst mountains.

Karst mountains.

 
Ha Long Bay on a cloudy day.

On a cloudy day.

 
Scenery of Ha Long Bay.

Scenery.

 
Karst hill scenery.

Karst hill scenery.

 
Karst mountain rising out of the water.

Karst mountain rising out of the water.

 
Gulf of Tonkin.

Gulf of Tonkin.

 
Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin.

 
Steep karst mountain.

Steep karst mountain.

 
Karst hill, Vietnam.

Karst hill.

 
Blue skies near Ha Long Bay.

Blue skies.

 
Ha Long Bay, the best known tourist destination of Vietnam.

The best known tourist destination of Vietnam.

 
The sky clearing.

The sky clearing.

 
Arriving at the sleeping location.

Arriving at the sleeping location.

 
Clear view of Halong Bay.

Clear view of Halong Bay.

 
Junk in front of the scenery of Ha Long bay.

Junk in front of some amazing scenery.

 
Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Halong Bay.

 
Junk tourist boat.

Junk tourist boat.

 
Karst hills in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Karst hills in the Gulf of Tonkin.

 
Junk boat near Ha Long Bay.

Junk boat.

 
Karst hills, Vietnam.

Karst hills.

 
Clouds moving out of Ha Long Bay.

Clouds moving out of the sea.

 
Junks between the karst mountains.

Junks between the karst mountains.

 
Karst mountains in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Karst mountains in the Gulf of Tonkin.

 
Layer of clouds above Ha Long Bay.

Layer of clouds.

 



Sunset in Ha Long Bay.

Sunset.

 



Halong Bay by night.

View by night.

 
Birds flying above Halong Bay.

Birds flying around.

 
Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Halong Bay.

 
Junks with tourist.

Junks with tourist.

 
Several junk boats with tourists in Ha Long bay.

Several junk boats with tourists.

 
Morning view of Ha Long Bay.

Morning view.

 
Bay of Descending Dragons.

Bay of Descending Dragons.

 
Karst mountains.

Karst mountains.

 
Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin.

 
Karst mountains rising out of the water.

Karst mountains rising out of the water.

 
Scenic karts formations.

Scenic karts formations.

 
Fog in Ha Long Bay.

Fog.

 
Leaving Ha Long Bay.

Leaving everything behind.

 

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